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Madanio24 02-02-2012 03:57 PM

Custom Stereo Install- Amp Bypassi PICTURES
 
So finally after some waiting all my equipment arrived and it was time to do some serious installing.

Components of system:
-Alpine PDX-f4 4 channel amplifier
-Kicker 6.5 Components -REAR 100w rms
-Kicker 6.5 Components -FRONT 75w rms
-Kicker 3.5 Midrange - Dash speakers 30w rms
-AudioPipe 3 way passive crossover

Wiring:
-4AWG from amp to second battery in trunk which is running in parallel to the starter battery
-Monster 16awg speakers wire 50ft - ran to every speaker
-Monster 4 channel RCA combined cable

Equipment Used:
-2' hole saw
-Dremel
-Door panel popper
-velcrow
-various tools
-6x9 to 6.5 adapter
-6.5 spacer

After deciding on all the equipment and looking at all the audio specs i had a problem. I wanted to still make use of the 3.5 Dash speakers. After looking the internet for a long time i came across the kicker 3.5 midrange speaker which ran at 30W RMS. the problem was i did not want to run this speaker separate from the two front channels. On Ebay i discovered the AudioPipe 3 way passive crossover. I did not think audiopipe was a good brand at all but after hearing some good reviews on the crossovers i decided to just wing it lol.

Problems with install:
Very hard to run 16awg speaker wire through the rubber grommets in the back doors. where the rubber connects to the actual car frame the jeep has a wiring connector which basically takes up all the room. I managed to work around this by sticking a flat head screwdriver into the plastic grommet and gently feeding the speaker wire past the oem wiring harness. Other then that the install was pretty straight forward except, the front door. This was because i had to run a power wire from the amp into the door and another wire from the 3 way crossover back into the car and into the dash speakers.

The kicker 3.5 speakers were a little tall in the dash so i took a dremel and gently shaved down the little honeycomb pattern in the center of the speaker grill. This gave me just enough room for the covers to fit perfectly.

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Old Front speakers
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/651...1202021509.jpg

New 3.5 in dash :D
http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/9...1202011104.jpg

Part of the grill that needed to be dremel'd down
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/463...1202011134.jpg

Kicker Crossover mounted in rear door
Just used some industrial strength Velcro

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/638...1201302044.jpg

Tweeter mount locations for front door

http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/5...1202010956.jpg

Alpine Headunit
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/645...1202010956.jpg

Kickers in front door

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/3...1202010956.jpg

4 channel amplifier, second battery, and sub amp

http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/1...1202010958.jpg

Rear door tweeter location
http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/7...1201310955.jpg

Audipipe front crossover woofer, mid, tweeter
http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/679...1201311023.jpg

View of midrange and tweeter in front
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/1...1201312224.jpg

Front Tweeter
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8...1201312226.jpg

Kicker 3.5 Midrange
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/8...1201312226.jpg

Rear door flush mount

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/6...1201312227.jpg

After these pictures were taken i have aded curved mounting rings for the front tweeters.

System really sounds amazing, more then i ever hoped for. The hard part was really just fine tuning the amplifier with the HZ selection.

4.whoa 02-03-2012 11:22 AM

Re: Custom Stereo Install- Amp Bypassi PICTURES
 
I dig the tweet's :thumbsup: especially the front doors! do the dash grills sit flush?

Madanio24 02-03-2012 03:48 PM

Re: Custom Stereo Install- Amp Bypassi PICTURES
 
Yup after I dremeled down the honeycomb pattern on the bottom side they fit perfectly. Just like stock.

Madanio24 02-03-2012 03:56 PM

Re: Custom Stereo Install- Amp Bypassi PICTURES
 
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/6...1202031552.jpg

antsjeep 02-03-2012 05:07 PM

Re: Custom Stereo Install- Amp Bypassi PICTURES
 
you need to re-size those pics... dayyyum!!!

i bet that system screams :thumbsup:

Madanio24 02-03-2012 08:55 PM

Re: Custom Stereo Install- Amp Bypassi PICTURES
 
Lol.... Sorry. Yes it is very loud!

05WK 02-04-2012 01:40 AM

Re: Custom Stereo Install- Amp Bypassi PICTURES
 
Great placement on the door tweeters both front and back!
Looks legit

05WK 02-04-2012 01:40 AM

Re: Custom Stereo Install- Amp Bypassi PICTURES
 
Great placement on the door tweeters both front and back!
Looks legit

Madanio24 02-05-2012 10:42 AM

Re: Custom Stereo Install- Amp Bypassi PICTURES
 
Before I never really could hear any highs in the back when the subwoofer was bump'n but now it sounds amazing.

antsjeep 02-05-2012 12:37 PM

Re: Custom Stereo Install- Amp Bypassi PICTURES
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Madanio24 (Post 567833)
Before I never really could hear any highs in the back when the subwoofer was bump'n but now it sounds amazing.

I added a set of stock JK Infinity tweeters to my rear doors. I wanted something to look as stock as possible and i these did the trick, plus i got them for free. The only thing i modified on them was the stock capacitors that were soldered in. I changed them out to 4.7uF 50V versions just to get a little more out of them.

The system overall sounds more balanced and slightly crisper.


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lll2for3lll 02-05-2012 12:55 PM

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Slightly crispier.......? Don't you want it a lot more crispier?

Muddy4DSM 02-05-2012 01:26 PM

Re: Custom Stereo Install- Amp Bypassi PICTURES
 
How are you feeding the three different channels of signal to the front from your amp? Are you using a three way crossover for each side?


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